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vis·cus

 (vĭs′kəs)
n.
Singular of viscera.

viscus

(ˈvɪskəs)
n
(Anatomy) the singular of viscera

vis•cer•a

(ˈvɪs ər ə)

n.pl., sing. vis•cus (ˈvɪs kəs)
1. the organs in the cavities of the body, esp. those in the abdominal cavity.
2. (not in technical use) the intestines.
[1645–55; < Latin, pl. of viscus flesh]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.viscus - a main organ that is situated inside the bodyviscus - a main organ that is situated inside the body
organ - a fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function
entrails, innards, viscera - internal organs collectively (especially those in the abdominal cavity); "`viscera' is the plural form of `viscus'"
excretory organ, urinary organ - an organ that separates waste substances from the blood and discharges them
liver - large and complicated reddish-brown glandular organ located in the upper right portion of the abdominal cavity; secretes bile and functions in metabolism of protein and carbohydrate and fat; synthesizes substances involved in the clotting of the blood; synthesizes vitamin A; detoxifies poisonous substances and breaks down worn-out erythrocytes
ticker, heart, pump - the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions move the blood through the body; "he stood still, his heart thumping wildly"
stomach, tum, tummy, breadbasket - an enlarged and muscular saclike organ of the alimentary canal; the principal organ of digestion
respiratory organ - any organ involved in the process of respiration
bowel, gut, intestine - the part of the alimentary canal between the stomach and the anus
hindgut - the caudal part of the alimentary canal in vertebrate embryos
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vis·cus

n. L. víscera.
References in classic literature ?
He would make this appalling viscus beat and throb before the shrinking journalists--no uncle with a big watch and a little ever baby ever harped upon it so relentlessly; whatever evasion they attempted he set aside.
Perforation of a hollow viscus may be the result of various causes like structural diseases (e.g.
The recorded outcomes were: operative time (minutes), hospital stay (days), and intraoperative complications: hollow viscus injury, conversion to open surgery, bile duct injury (according to Strasberg classification) (13) and bleeding (greater than 500 cm3).
Internal hernias are defined by the protrusion of a viscus through a natural or acquired peritoneal or mesenteric aperture within the confines of the peritoneal cavity (5).
His abdominal exam was abnormal and CT scan revealed a large amount of free air and fluid within the intraperitoneal cavity, consistent with a perforated viscus. The plan was to take him to the operating room, but his condition progressed rapidly and he died that day.
One might think of two exemplary texts, Louis Chude-Sokei's The Sound of Culture, which refuses to force any continuity between discrete works by black artists in order to take a more ecumenical survey of engagements with technology; or Alex Weheliye's Habeas Viscus, which turns its attention from explicit acts of resistance to "manifold occurrences of freedom in zones of indistinction" (2014, 2).
Ventral hernia is an abnormal protrusion of an intra-abdominal viscus or a part of viscus through a defect in the abdominal wall.
In this study, we generated the whole transcriptome of Penaeus penicillatus from four combined tissues (eyestalk, muscle, intestinal and viscus) using High-seq sequencing technology.
CLEVELAND, Ohio, June 4, 2018 -- Viscus Biologics, LLC, a maker of allograft and xenograft extracellular matrix materials for biomedical applications, has launched a high concentration solubilized collagen for use in drug screening and testing.
No contributory enteric inflammatory findings, or either free or localized intra- or extraperitoneal air was seen to suggest viscus rupture.
Spontaneous mediastinum if diagnosed by chest radiograph with the exclusion of any perforation related to intrathoracic viscus, does not require further imaging by CT.
'A CT scan done on February 15 indicated the patient had a gaseous abdomen band while another CT scan on February 16 indicated she had severe pneumoperitoneum, indicating a perforated hollow viscus,' a court document reads.